The Domaine des Aronias is located in Villard-sur-Ain, a hamlet in Marigny, a stone's throw from Lake Chalain. It is an organic farm (Ecocert certified) specialising in the cultivation and development of aronia berries. Originally from North America, these berries were nicknamed "the berries that heal" by the Amerindians. Little known in Europe, they nevertheless have very specific properties that are said to strengthen, among other things, the immune and cardiovascular systems.
Since 2014, two passionate farmers, Diana and Michel Pacile, have been welcoming visitors and showing them their work. The plantation covers an area of about 4 hectares, on which more than 6,500 aronia shrubs have been planted in the space of a few years. Concerned about the quality of their products, Diana and Michel strive to keep the farm on a human scale, and apply a processing method that preserves the many properties of these small black fruits: extremely rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, the aronias are also categorised as "superfruits".
After the harvest, which takes place every year from mid-August to the end of September, the production is entirely processed at the heart of this unique regional operation, in order to be dehydrated or packaged in the form of powder, fruit juice, jelly or herbal tea. Occasionally, sweets and fruit jellies are also made on site.
On request, it is also possible to visit the plantation and discover the installations set up by the farmers, before returning to the estate's shop... and to punctuate this original discovery with a tasting of the products - fresh or dried, depending on the season.
- French, English
- Cheques and postal orders, Cash, Bank transfers
- Pets welcome
- Fruits and vegetables
- Fruit juice
From 01/01/23 to 31/12/23 of 16:00 to 18:00.
Closed on : Sunday
Closed on Sundays and public holidaysSpecial opening conditions :
Our little shop is open every day except Sunday from 4 to 6 pm We welcome individuals or groups (1 family at a time). Barrier gestures and without mask outside, otherwise barrier gestures and mask in the shop, hydroalcoholic gel at disposal. For those who wish to visit the plantation, the watering and dehydration systems and to have more information. We end the visit with a small tasting of our products. It is only by appointment. Always with the same principle: barrier gestures without mask outside and barrier gestures with mask inside.